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3 P’s of my week—Presentation, Popcorn & a Preacher

OK–sweet readers you know I’m a writer…and writer’s usually = thinkers. And thinkers usually really think BEFORE they write…and HAVE everything flowing nicely, pieces put together…and a theme in mind before they even start. Today’s post…bear with me. Actually–why don’t you come with me instead? My mind keeps drifting to 3 different encounters I have […]

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Amy @ Filled With Praise - December 19, 2009 - 6:53 am

Love it! May your day be blessed today 🙂

Dawn - December 19, 2009 - 3:06 pm

I am with you on the wanting it to be perfect, trying to interfere in the kids’ projects……that is where daddy is usually better at that than me. Never really thought of it in that perspective. Praise God for His Love even when…… isn’t perfect!

melissa - December 19, 2009 - 8:47 pm

Loved this post! The journey of adopting has really made me think about the little things in my world too. All the expectations of our culture are so “me” centered. Great points and I love how you always pull it together at the end! I love reading about “Andrea world!” Like everyone said while we were in EA, you are a great story teller! Your the best!

Gini - December 20, 2009 - 1:13 pm

Loved this post… I am struggling with the same questions–I am finding it hard to go about my everyday life without being, for lack of a better word, haunted by images and thoughts of children (and adults) who are without the basics of life, while my life is a sick abundance in comparison. This adoption Journey sure is life changing! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Robin Zetterberg Salley - December 21, 2009 - 8:27 pm

Up late and just read this post. It really spoke to me Andrea. You are a beautiful writer!

Maria - December 22, 2009 - 5:47 pm


I’m back:)

OK…so I was MIA for a few days. But lemme tell ya—now I can actually concentrate on writing again. First, muchos gracious to my blog readers for following me over to this new address. If you have my old blog address saved in your blogroll, please put this new address www.babeofmyheart.comin its place. I’m new to […]

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missy - December 16, 2009 - 10:47 pm

what a beautiful first gift for the nursery. and it does capture the love and sacrifice of both the ethiopian mommy and the forever mommy.

melissa - December 17, 2009 - 7:32 am

what joy i find in resting in him and know that his power is greater in my weaknesses. i realize his power must be so great, because i am so weak! thank you for your honesty, sweet andrea!

JonesEthiopia - December 17, 2009 - 11:07 am

Geez, talk about getting emotional reading that quote! I guess I should not read blogs at work…

Thank you for sharing!

Tiffany Paterline - December 18, 2009 - 7:12 pm

Love that frame too! You can’t go wrong with any of the frames from Magnolia Lane. I sure miss Carta Bella. 🙁 My favorite store in Vickery Village until they moved to Roswell. Such a sweet family. Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🙂

Polly Adams - December 21, 2009 - 7:54 pm

How do you watermark a picture on your blog? thanks!!Polly

Merry Christmas from my new blog:)

Thanks for making the treck to my new blog address. Please update this address if your blog is linked to mine! I’m still adding pages, links, etc–so if you would like to have your blog linked to mine, please add yours in my comments and I’ll add your link when I update my blog roll. […]

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Amy @ Filled With Praise - December 15, 2009 - 5:32 am

Very cool. I changed your address on my blogroll.

Jenny - December 15, 2009 - 6:14 am

Beautiful blog. I have been following your blog for about a month….our third child is adopted from Guatemala and we are seriously praying about starting ET. (We also have a little girl named Lane….she sometimes goes by Laney). What a precious family you have and can’t wait to see how God is going to bless you even more with your new ET love. I have a wordpress blog too and was wondering if you could give me any tips on how you were able to set yours up with a great template and stuff. I see that you used a .com domain…mine is hosted at I think you have to use a self-hosted domain like yours to be able to set up more options…did you create the template and everything yourself? I know you are a busy mom, but any help would be appreciated. Your blog looks great!

Jenny C.

v - December 15, 2009 - 6:40 am

I am thinking about making the move too…how does wordpress protect things?

JonesEthiopia - December 15, 2009 - 6:43 am

Could you tell me how to make the switch, too? I don’t want to go privat necessarily, but I do want to make things a little more secure. I didn’t know you could use special backgrounds and all that on wordpress!

Nikki - December 15, 2009 - 8:26 am

Beautiful card! Yes, apparently I also need some WordPress coaching… are you offering classes? 😉

julie johnston - December 15, 2009 - 9:02 am

I lovvvvveeeee your blog!!! I too would love to know how to switch to wordpress!!!

Jen~Beautiful Mess - December 15, 2009 - 9:15 am

Going to change your address on my blogroll now…

Like the new look.

God bless you!


Heather Perry - December 15, 2009 - 10:40 am

Hey! I’ve been following your blog and would love to continue to do so! Could you let me know exactly what I should do to continue? I’d also would like to know more about the wordpress. Thanks! Heather

Jenn - December 15, 2009 - 11:28 am

Looks awesome! Love how your card coordinates with your blog 🙂 I should have had you make our card…I was never thrilled with my final product. Hope the new format works well for ya…I like having a wordpress blog…pretty sure you will too!!!


Courtney - December 15, 2009 - 11:57 am

love the new header!! and, as always, love your blog!

Jennifer - December 15, 2009 - 1:59 pm

LOVE IT!!! Will you share how you made WordPress so cute on one of your posts!?! I was looking at this, but the templates were so drab and I love the look on my google blogger:)

JJ - December 15, 2009 - 2:02 pm

I love it! The Christmas card is beautiful too. Ours aren’t getting made or sent out until our babies are home, so ours are going to be landing in mailboxes in February. I just can’t bring myself to make them without pictures of 2 members of our family on them. So everyone will just have to wait. I’m sure they’ll understand. Can’t wait to see more pictures. I too would love some advice and details about switching to WordPress.

Dawn - December 15, 2009 - 6:57 pm

I would love to be added to your blog roll….Love reading your blog & have updated it on our web. Thanks again for all the tips…. 🙂

Love your Christmas Card- Definitely have sooo many reasons to Celebrate Christ!!

heidi - December 16, 2009 - 6:44 am

Hey there! So, do you think this website will be more secure? I was wondering if I should move mine too? I love the new look

Heather Wamble - December 17, 2009 - 10:59 am

Andrea! The new blog looks great! I love my wordpress blog, just haven’t kept it up as I should! (
We got your Christmas Card in the mail, and it’s just beautiful… LOVE the bookmark! It’s in my Bible. Love, love, love it! Thank you for blogging about your journey- I’ve loved hearing about how it’s going, and you’re such a blessing to me! =) Love to you!

Megan - December 19, 2009 - 12:50 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Christmas card! Do you make them yourself???

The Three Kings…the journey of obedience

I stayed up late last night creating a little outfit my little man to wear in the live nativity at school. Next Friday he will be one of the three kings–he gets to be the Ethiopian king! I had 2 choices in creating a turban. Either I could watch this you tube video: (nice, […]

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Are These Kids All Yours? - December 11, 2009 - 1:40 pm

Love your post….and the falling snow too!!!

Melissa DeBardeleben - December 11, 2009 - 9:12 pm

Thanks for the encouragement!

Sarah - December 13, 2009 - 7:39 pm

I saw your post on Kristi Johnson's page. I will be crushed if I lose two of the blogs I read daily. If you do decide to go private, I would absolutely love to be invited to follow. Thank you for sharing your journey. You are an inspiration!

The B Family - December 14, 2009 - 2:22 pm

You have such a sweet and inspirational blog! I just love it!

I just pasted those codes into mine and can't tell you how good it made me feel when I tried to right click and paste and it wouldn't let me! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us on the listserv and for sharing your heart on your blog!